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Freiburgin Breisgau

Freiburg-in-Breisgau, a town in Baden, 32 miles N.N.E. of Basel. Its cathedral, begun in

1122 and finished in 1513, is a fine specimen of Gothic. It is built of red sandstone, and has an elegant steeple, 381 feet higb. The university, founded in 1455, has more than 800 students and 80 professors, and a fine library. Among its manufactures are sewing silk, buttons, and paper.

Freiburg suffered much in the Thirty Years' War, and has twice belonged to France. Here the Baden revolutionists of 1848 were defeated by the German Confederation.